Update: More on Albert Lake's today.
One of the first things we do when we get to Anguilla is go to our favorite grocery stores and stock up. I have talked about our favorite ones elsewhere.
Albert Lake's was originally located across the steet from CIBC bank. When we pulled up there, looking for the "original" Albert Lake's, on a trip back in 2003, Albert Lake's was gone!... Gone a few seconds down the road, that is. Albert Lake's had gone from a fair-sized grocery store (by Anguilla standards) to the island's first supermarket. And "super" it is!...
What did we find?
It's even more spectacular on the inside!
Just like back home, they have everything you want.
Fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, meat, chips, drinks...
they even have a sort of cookie that you can usually only get here in Quebec (Chocolate Whippets -- my Dad was in Heaven!).
They have a great selection of frozen foods. Here is my sister and I standing in front of the freezers with my mom -- see the Anguillian lady in the background?
Notice how she is wearing a winter jacket?
This is not just her. Anguillians really hate the cold.
I don't know how they do it when they head up North!
On the other hand, adjusting to Anguillian weather isn't an issue ;-)
Here are two more pictures of my mom in the grocery store...
Such a Selection!
All Tuckered Out
The next time you're in Anguilla, do check it out. It is now the biggest-and-best grocery store on the island.
By: Cassie Lewis
Today, Albert Lake’s supermarket is still a reliable choice. With some new features like a wine and spirits section where Anguilla’s Pyrat rum can be found, and a convenient Western Union outlet, it has also increased its offerings.
Wine & Spirits
This supermarket still carries all of the essentials (milk, veggies, cereals, chips, etc. -- for widest selection of meats and frozen goods, now Best Buy has the best selection) and has a wide variety of vitamins and medicine, as well as beauty and house & garden products.
If you're a pet person, Albert Lake's has your back. From pet food, to chewy toys and fashionable accessories, Lake’s supermarket has your pets covered.
(price in EC dollars)
In addition to the supermarket, there is a warehouse to the right of the grocery store. They stock many different brands of drinks and juices. Here, you have the option to buy beverages wholesale at a great price!
The customer service is second to none. With every purchase, willing workers are on standby ready to assist you with transporting your goods to your vehicle. It is a go-to if you need large amounts of assorted drinks for parties and other celebrations.
For its variety of consumer items and its convenient, central location, Albert Lake's is a convenient supermarket choice!
Directions: Located in The Valley.
Good for a wide variety of groceries, including more gourmet cheese and meats.
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00am to 8:00pm. Saturday 8:00am to 12:00pm. Closed Sunday. Public holidays 8:00am to 12:00pm, except on Good Friday and Christmas - closed all day. Western Union Monday-Friday 8:30am to 6pm.